We highlight farmer Martin Tebbutt’s fight with the NSW state bureaucracy for the right to clear a fire track around his property.
In our summary we examine the issues surrounding the Bushfire Envirjonmental Code, which is in need of a complete revision.
It’s great to see so much Hazard Reduction taking place all across the state and we’ve summarised some of the stories reported in the last week.
Bullying & harassment remain in the news and the Sydney Morning Herald quoted VFFA President Mick Holton as saying it was a step in the right direction, but we’re not there yet.
David Littleproud tells us he is disappointed that only NSW & Tasmania have supported the Royal Commission recommendations.
Early Sunday morning Shoalhaven Heads RFS was called to a fire in a property on Coolangatta Road.
This is one of a number of stories from around teh state in this weeks News Roundup.
Happy Easter everyone!
The fire season officially comes to a close with a number of brigades on the east coast doing flood cleanup work. Armidale gets a new tanker. Lots more news from around the state …
The ability of the RFS to do fire prediction modelling is about to gain a huge boost with the development of Spark 2. In this story the ABC tells us all about it …
Lucy Tiley, a student researcher at RMIT is looking for volunteer firefighters who were active in the Black Summer fires to help her with some research. Let’s give her a hand!
Bushfire recovery grant money has been used to support Mountains residents whose properties burnt, provide counselling, legal and health advice and help revive tourism and battered small businesses.
This is one of a number of stories in the News Roundup from across the state.
The team at the Charles Darwin University’s Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research has been working with Indigenous land managers, conservation, research and government organisations in northern Australia for the last 25 years to find more effective ways to manage wildfires.
These collaborations have led to a new approach, blending modern scientific knowledge with traditional Indigenous land management practices to reduce bushfire risk.
How? By reducing fuel load through a patchy mosaic of small, low intensity, burns early in the fire season that cut the risk of late dry season fires when greenhouse gas emissions are much greater.
Its been a quiet bushfire season so far, but Shane Fitzsimmons was still making the news – for all the wrong reasons. This is one of a number of stories from across the state in our News Roundup.
AFAC’s CEO Stuart Ellis, in a well balanced piece, corrects a number of ex-APAC CEO Greg Mullins incorrect statements on hazard reduction and climate change.
It is most refreshing to see such clarity of view on the importance proper land management and effective fuel reduction has to play in managing the environment for climate change.
Thank you Mr Ellis!